I have been viewing the trailer for Now You See Me for quite a while now, and have been anxiously awaiting it in theaters, especially with the cast involved with this production.
As with anyone who expects good entertainment from those who perform in the art of false impression, I expected to really be thrilled with this story of four illusionists known as The Four Horsemen (composed of three men and one woman). I liked the film, but I did not walk out as thrilled as I had expected. I do not know if the trailer itself has given me a false impression, or my expectations were way, way above what is delivered. It certainly did not turn out to be a predictable story for me and that definitely is very pleasing. I may not necessarily like the outcome or ending once the film is winding up, but the fact that I did not anticipate the next step is good. I really want to believe in this film and I think film fans will do so too when they lay down their cash for almost two hours of entertainment.
[L] Morgan Freeman and [R] Michael Caine in a scene from Now You See Me
The film is directed by Louis Leterrier from a story by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, who also wrote the screenplay with Ed Solomon.
Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers) are agents (an FBI agent and an Interpol detective) who are determined to discover who is behind the series of heists.
J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) gain plenty of fame when they unite with their skills and conduct some really great performances and the heists that end up with showers of money on their audiences. The question remains, who is it that wants them together for these assignments and why?
The film also includes Common, Jose Garcia, and a slew of uncredited agents and audience members who follow the team of illusionists. Will you be the next one they take from or the next one to be lucky enough to receive?
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Zombieland) poses during the New York premiere
Now You See Me is in theaters on May 31st
Source: Summit Entertainment